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  • Posted By: peggyg
  • October 23, 2008
  • 11:31 PM

It always starts with a case of cystitis..within a day or two my left eye gets red and swollen(A doctor did diagnose me with Bleph) and immediately i start to get the mouth ulcers. This has taken place about 5 times in the last year. Always in the same sequence that I have just explained.All this lasts about 5 days ...disappears until the next time. I saw a different doctor yesterday and she is the only one that admits that this is very odd.She sent me for blood work and has mentioned the possibility of a tissue connective disease. She said I fit alot of the profile for Behcets and/or Reiters syndrome but I do not have all the symptoms.
i have a history of mild depression and anxiety and take meds for both. Today I had a panic attack for the first time in 25 years...I forgot how awful they are. I am a very stressful personand was wondering if Stress can cause any of the above? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • I hope you've seen an ophthalmogist! It does sound like Reiter's or Behcet's, but a good look at your eyes by a specialist may help nail down the diagnosis. Try here: http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/r/reiter_s_syndrome/intro.htm
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 04:56 PM
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  • I hope you've seen an ophthalmogist! It does sound like Reiter's or Behcet's, but a good look at your eyes by a specialist may help nail down the diagnosis. Try here: http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/r/reiter_s_syndrome/intro.htm Thanks...Aquila. It sounds more like Behcets to me when I read the symptoms. An opthamologist checked out my eye last year....said it was Bleph. I'm not sure of anything anymore and worried too!
    peggyg 1 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 11:01 PM
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  • i just got mouth ulcers last year not sure of the cause they think viral b complex vitamin has helped ,also try an allergy med for your eyes. good luckIt always starts with a case of cystitis..within a day or two my left eye gets red and swollen(A doctor did diagnose me with Bleph) and immediately i start to get the mouth ulcers. This has taken place about 5 times in the last year. Always in the same sequence that I have just explained.All this lasts about 5 days ...disappears until the next time. I saw a different doctor yesterday and she is the only one that admits that this is very odd.She sent me for blood work and has mentioned the possibility of a tissue connective disease. She said I fit alot of the profile for Behcets and/or Reiters syndrome but I do not have all the symptoms. i have a history of mild depression and anxiety and take meds for both. Today I had a panic attack for the first time in 25 years...I forgot how awful they are. I am a very stressful personand was wondering if Stress can cause any of the above? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 25, 2008
    • 03:32 AM
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